Notable Edibles Fall 2018 Issue

Tasting Adventure to Turkey, May 2019

By Wendy Allen | Photos By Eat Smart Guides 0

Image courtesy of Eat Smart Culinary Tour, your vacations consist of obsessively seeking out the most interesting food and drinks wherever you are, then this guided food tour is for you. Explore ancient, Ottoman and modern Turkey through its irresistible food and wine with a small group of travelers and two experienced guides, all who share your passion for exotic edibles. The tour is led by Joan Peterson—creator of the Eat Smart series of food-travel guidebooks, author of Eat Smart in Turkey, and founder of the Madison-based Ginkgo Press publishing company—and Susan Chwae, marketing director at Ginkgo Press and Joan’s daughter.

Image courtesy of Eat Smart Culinary Tour,

The duo has been organizing these worldwide food tours together since 2005, and they take a lot of pride in putting together a schedule that stimulates the senses and gets you to the heart of the region’s culture. In Turkey, you’ll take a cooking class, experience bustling markets, try traditional dishes, and visit can’t-miss sights in Istanbul and Cappadocia. Lodging, most meals, in-country transportation, organized activities, local guides, and entrance fees are all included during the 10-day trip from May 4 through 14. It’s a perfect opportunity to explore Turkey with a group of like-minded travelers. Visit for all the details.

Wendy Allen is digital editor, copy editor, and a writer for Edible Madison. She reads style guides for fun, believes stories have power, and is fascinated by the evolution of the English languageā€”for better or worse. Her mission: to wrestle the wily comma into submission.

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